21 July 2016 Community

International Astronautical Congress to Present 2016 Awards in Mexico

IAC awards will be presented at the Congress closing ceremony on September 30th, 2016

The 67th International Astronautical Congress will present a number of awards to those individuals and groups who have achieved exceptional accomplishments in global space cooperation and space activities, as well as those who have been most active in the International Astronautical Federation activities. The Congress will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26-30, 2016, with the award ceremony to be held during the closing festivities on Friday, September 30th.

This year, the following awards will be presented:


The IAF World Space Award, to Dr. Yuri Koptev of ROSCOSMOS

The Allan D. Emil Memorial Award, to Dr. Charles Elachi of Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CIT

The Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal, to Ms. Bénédicte Escudier of ISAE-SUPAERO

The IAF Hall of Fame award recipients this year will be: Prof. U.R. Rao, Mr. Norman Crabill, Prof. Wang Xiji and Dr. Manfred Fuchs.

The Young Space Leaders of 2016 will also be recognized by the IAF, for outstanding leadership in academics or early careers: Ms. Jessica Culler, NASA, Ms. Victoria Alonsoperez, Chipsafer, Ms. Andrea Boyd, European Space Agency, Mr. Amalio Monzon, Airbus and Mr. Takashi Ohtani, JAXA.


More information about the International Astronautical Congress and 2016 awards is available online at: www.iafastro.org


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